Luke-The Investigative Gospel
Jesus Is Buried
Interestingly, we actually know quite a bit about the burial of Jesus Christ.
The burial of Jesus in Luke 23:50-56 shows us the actions of some of Jesus’ disciples.
I. The Burial of Jesus Shows Us the Boldness of Joseph of Arimathea (Luke 23:50-54)
Joseph did not consent to the Jewish Sanhedrin’s decision to have Jesus sent to Pilate in order to be sentenced to death by crucifixion.
Now that Jesus was dead, Joseph had a decision to make. Would he go public with his discipleship?
It was at the cross where Joseph took his stand, confessing Jesus in his death.
II. The Burial of Jesus Shows Us the Obedience of the Women from Galilee (Luke 23:55-56)
These women had supported Jesus during his public ministry for much of the previous three years.
And so they lingered at the cross, no doubt stricken with grief and sorrow, and yet also hoping and praying that somehow God would enable them to take care of Jesus.
One of the applications we should take from the women from Galilee is this: how well do we honor God on the Lord’s Day?
What is so interesting about Joseph and the women is that they were bold and obedient on Friday.
“It’s Friday, but Sunday’s comin’!”